Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

James Williamson

Policy Director, Treasury Department, State of Pennsylvania


James Williamson is Policy Director of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, which safeguards the financial assets of the commonwealth under Treasurer Robert McCord. Williamson previously worked as a consultant in the Philadelphia office of McKinsey & Co., a global management strategy consulting firm that serves leading international clients. At McKinsey, his primary focus was strategic value creation and performance management for financial services, industrial and public-sector clients. Williamson received an A.B. in politics from Princeton University, where he also received certificates in Chinese language and political economy. A member of Princeton's board of trustees, Williamson was elected a Junior Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Scientists.


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